Ferguson Waterworks Wins Bid For Savanna’s Water Meter Project
By MICHAEL MILLER | For The Prairie Advocate News
SAVANNA – Ferguson Waterworks of has officially been awarded the bid for Savanna’s new water meter project, as announcement by Sharon Pepin, of Community Funding and Planning Services, at the October 8th, 2013 Savanna City Council meeting.
Attending the meeting were Council members Bill Robinson, Jeff Griswold, Peg Haffey, Gary Scott Law, Christine Lee, Lisa Robinson, and Ray Skiles. Also attending were Mayor Tony McCombie, City Clerk Paul Hartman, City Attorney Phil Jensen, and department heads Michael Moon, Shawn Picolotti, and Sheryl Sipe.
Bill Robinson detailed the highlights of the latest Finance Committee, noting that the committee had a request for reimbursement for demolition services from Thomas Holman for a $1,000.00 amount. A similar request came from Jim Beck, for three houses and that amount, going from official estimates, would be up to $6,715.00.
Another request for funds came from Public Works, for salt shed repair, and the committee recommended to authorize up to $5,000.00 for this expense.
Water meter bids
Council heard the official announcement that Ferguson Waterworks will receive the bid for the City’s water meter replacement program. Councilman Bill Robinson noted that all those officials he’s spoken with have been pleased with the system, and that “it’s a savings all the way around for everybody.” McCombie said that in discussions with Rock Falls officials, she learned that they were surprised at how much administration costs were frayed by installing these new computerized meters. “It’s the new wave,” Robinson said.
Mayor Tony McCombie proclaimed October Savanna Arts and Humanities Month and Oct 6th to 13th as Mental Health Awareness Week. She noted that she has turned in her funds from Council members and asked for a match from others to help fund the new elevator project at the Savanna Historical Society, and in response Gary Scott Law said he had personally donated $1,000.00 for this purpose. He said that so far the Council had chipped in $1,600.00.
Lindeman said he had completed the flushing of the city’s hydrants, and that 210 was the total number of hydrants.
Council passed an ordinance redefining fees charged for Bed and Breakfast establishments as well as license requirements
In Final Comments, Chief Michael Moon warned that several burglaries have occurred in the Savanna area and advised citizens to lock their doors and cars, and to report any suspicious behavior. Mayor McCombie noted that she’d be pleased if canned goods were dropped off at Manny’s Pizza for charitable purposes, if anyone wished to honor her birthday, October 9th.